Roasting beef is super easy and always a show-stopper at the dinner or Sunday lunch table.
To cook, proceed as follows:
Preheat the oven to 180° C and season the surface of the roast. Place on a rack on a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, in centre of oven for 25 minutes per 500g and an extra 20 minutes until cooked. Allow to stand 10 minutes before carving.
If you like your beef uniformly rare throughout, tie a 2kg piece with kitchen string, then cook it at 100°C for 3 hours and 20 minutes, until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 55°C (130°F).
Slow cooking at this very low temperature is the key to achieving a uniform pink colour from center to edge.
You can get wonderful cuts of beef to roast from Woolworths. Try their sirloin roast - a full-flavoured cut that doesn't require long cooking to be tenderised, or the beef roast or half fillet.
Their commercial beef is matured for tenderness, trimmed of excess fat and bone and specially selected from their approved and independently audited suppliers.
Their free-range beef is from cattle that are free to roam, grazing in open pastures and are never given routine antibiotics. Read more about Woolworths' free-range beef here. Plus, it's matured for tenderness.
Also read up on general guidelines for oven-roasting different types of meat
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